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The Orthopaedic Research Society will present Dr. Cato Laurencin, CEO of the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering, with the Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research. Dr. Laurencin is the University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He will accept the award on February 7, 2022 at the society’s annual meeting.
Established in 1996, the Marshall Urist Award recognizes researchers who have demonstrated major achievements in the area of tissue regeneration and have established themselves as cutting edge scientists.
Dr. Laurencin has achieved breakthrough achievements in tissue regeneration, biomaterials science, nanotechnology, and regenerative engineering, a field he founded. He previously received the highest scientific honor of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeon, the Nicolas Andry Award, and the Kappa Delta Award which is the highest scientific honor of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton, his M.D., Magna Cum Laude from the Harvard Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology from M.I.T.
Dr. Laurencin is the first surgeon elected to all four of the U.S. National Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Inventors. He is also the recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, America’s highest honor for technological achievement. Most recently the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Foundation established the Cato T. Laurencin Regenerative Engineering Founder’s Award, recognizing his pioneering work in the field.
On February 7, 2022, Dr. Laurencin will be honored the Marshall R. Urist MD Award and will deliver a presentation during the ORS Annual Meeting of 2022.
Read more about UConn’s Cato T. Laurencin Engineers Synthetic Artificial Stem Cells; Discovery Opens the Door for Advancement in Regenerative Therapies, recently published in UConn Today.
The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut is please to congratulate Courtney D. Townsel, MD, MSc who recently published an article entitled “More than grit: growing and sustaining physician-scientists in obstetrics and gynecology” in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Dr. Townsel, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, completed her Masters in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Convergence Institute. After graduating from the University in 2018, she accepted a faculty position at the University of Michigan. She has been very successful with her research areas which include health disparities and substance use disorder in pregnancy. The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut is proud to have the opportunity to recognize Dr. Townsel and looks forward to her continued success.
To read more, view the newly published article here.